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    Default Essay on Writer's Pen

    Thought of this forum when I read this essay this morning:
    https://bookriot.com/2020/03/07/the-...s-perfect-pen/
    Fortibus es in ero

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    Thank you for posting. I was reminded of Steinbeck's Blackwing pencil being dark and requiring minimal pressure or the value of using longhand because it makes you stop to think.

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    It's astounding that such a wordsmith as Ted Hughes couldn't spell Sheaffer. Why do people have so much trouble with that word? I've seen some very inventive spellings of it. Schaffer is a recent one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post
    It's astounding that such a wordsmith as Ted Hughes couldn't spell Sheaffer. Why do people have so much trouble with that word? I've seen some very inventive spellings of it. Schaffer is a recent one.
    As someone who deals with 15th-century Germanic spellings, and as one who can never remember how my friends (with the same name but different spellings) spell it, I am not astonished, but often embarrassed.
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    Default Re: Essay on Writer's Pen

    What writer writes with the "scratch of a raspy pen hitting paper"? What writer needs to?
    "Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little." -Epicurus-

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